China: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th January 2018.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

What recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the protection of human rights in that country.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The Foreign Secretary issued a statement about the death of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo in July 2017, and called on China to lift restrictions on his widow Liu Xia. I raised human rights, including the case of Liu Xia, in my meeting with Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao the following month.

At the most recent UK-China Strategic Dialogue in December 2016, the Foreign Secretary raised a range of human rights issues with his counterpart State Counsellor Yang Jiechi. The most recent UK-China Human Rights Dialogue, covering human rights issues in detail, took place in Beijing on 27 and 28 June 2017.

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